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AUGUST 28, %8l
1 he aHdrcsscil to
BI.VE RIDGE UAPT1ST.
nendersonyille, N. C.
Western Baptist Convention.
Elder 1). V,. Nclv.,n, Prcx't, 1 lender-
11 sonville, N. C.
Meets in Wavncsville Baptist church
Thursday before the 3rd Sabbath in
Mission Board, Ashe vi He, N. C.
Elders John Mitchell, W. VV. We lls, E.
J. Morgan, S. J. Morgan, J. M. HHliard,
J. W. Anderson, N. B. Cobb, L. W.
S mis, S. H . Harrington, T. M. llonev-
cntt, S. M. Collis, A. J. Long. and
Brethren W . D. Justice, Frank P.
Morgan. J. C. Sains, J. H. Stradlev, C.
C. Matthews, T. J. Polk, Wl P.
Southern. J. D. Franks and Joshua
Sunday-Schooi and Bible Board, Asheville.
Elder W. W. Wells, C. M. Williams,
C. 12. Lee, Elder 'J'. M. llonevcutt, W
T. Bradley, P. R. Young, I. ft. Goren-
Ho,J. C. Sams, J. ]i. Freeman, J. R.
Patterson, J . B. Freeman. [. P. Morgan,
61' Morgan Hill, J. H. Woodward, F.
Slider and Elder A. I. Justice.
Education Board, Uenderscnvdle.
Elders J. B. Boone, G. S. Jones, E.
Allison, G. W. Brook*. F. M. Jordan,
J. E. Carter, I). B. Nelson, and tfcreth
re» Jno. W. Ststnics, G C Briygg, W.
A. G. Brown and C. M. Pa>ce\
DRS. T. R. & J. L. EGERTON,
IlGELeLeisonville, iT. C,
Offer their professional services lofche citi-
/• us of Henderson county. Office over C.
FeW iVCo's. Drug Store, where they can be
fmiiwl .luring' the day, unless lirofessionall v
i 11 u;i -rL <! . Nij'ht calls should he. left at
Fletcher House. All CHHh left with Dr. C.
lev will receive prompt attention .
Diseases peculiar to tcmales ami their treat-
ment a specialty.
. t3tf~ Warranty Deeds, Mortgage
Deeds, Chattel "Mortgages, etc., for
sale by Ja . I). Davis,, Printer, Ilendcr-
bonville, N . C.
p-vutt haytp a'^
:\ Aii d of <iO«*f
• not of g roin id oil «
run - ! can 1 ct>iu b'wl thi
hours run away in seeking n part
of the vineyard where they may
use their tools. Had half tin
thought thus vainly spent- beer
put to the practical purpose of
immediate service, something
could and would have come of i:
If these gentlemen had begun b\
qualifying themselves for a posi-
tion the position would have
come U> them in due time; and if
they hail continued to improve
themselves in the place whereun
to they hail attained, and had
they perse veri ugly made the best
of all opportunities, they would
have accomplished something,
and would in 'all probability have
arisen to a hig her plane of act ion.
It seems to us to be of the very
smallest consequence where a
/fian begins a useful life. Give a
God-sent preacher a pulpit and a
covered building to protect the
people from wind and rain,' and
he will make his own way.
Should he be surrounded at the
outset with all possible aids, he
ought to succeed, and therefore
he ought not to be self-satisfied,
but should aspire to something
more arduous; for opportunists
of self-development are evidently
all the fewer where encourage-
ments are many and everything
lies ready to hand. Should a man
commence life where everything
is against him, where others" be-
fore him have seriously failed,
where there are all the disheart-
ening omens which predict de-
feat to himself, it will be all the
more to bis credit if he prospers,
and in the process of prospering
he will acquire strength and wis-
dom, which will be moie valua-
to him than the success itself.
We have known ministers who
ve begun with the smallest am!
ovc&i of village churches
deve a grand life-work; yes,
I so have others who have
nmcuccd with no church at
and have had the honor of np-
Iding every thing. from a foun
ion of their own la ving. j\dans
n owe die grandeur of their ,
:s to ttie&ftrerutiiidoi: < diiKcni-
• T!HVjJr<t sfcjk which they j
•p quar>-riKn**SH?*cn co graven j
II their -names, amUbas von- I
ed then itflmortal. Ohei tin 1
left a faniHiis iniiic among I
tors: but it is possible that if j
had been appointed to a city j
ft ft'Ajltd had^aa Mflfefs .-'ed a con - (
"" hers in j
8fel : :d'. l#is«>>r'l*t' very
i'b'i: ::,v l'.u<>. de ts#l\ <.t.he
ha:. en. so secluded, so
ed, he hail opportunities
ing and civilizing and elc-
\Ve question u there could nave
been an Oberlin, as he now ex-
ists in public memory, if theic
had not been a wild Ban de la
Roche, to be the dwelling of a
refined and spiritually-enlighten-
ed congregation. Let a young
minister believe that difficulties
are the raw material of a glorious
life. With the Bible in his hand,
love to God in his heart, and die
Holy Spirit as his power, let him
regard nothing as impossible.
The very things which would
keep off an idler arc attractions
to the active and earnest servant
of the Lord Jesus. It was a new
thing in the world when Fle'tcher
went to Madely, refusing a far
belter living because he wanted
more work and less pay; yet had
lie not made that choice, Fletcher
might have always been a saint;
hut the peculiar saintlessness em-
bodied in '-Fletcher of Madeley,"
might never have perfumed bi-
ography. He who would bless
(he world most fully 1111M culti-
vate its waste places, and cause
its deserts to blossom as the rose.
This, if it be believed, will make
the competition less keen for the
apparently advantageous posi-
tions, and cause the thoroughly
consecrated to make small ac-
count of where they shall labor,
in comparison with how they
shall give out their strength to
promote the greater glory of
A man takes the position o!
head gardener where horticulture
has been carried on to die utmost
perfection. He reckons upon
the honor of taking the place of
Jttiic wl.o made the garden te-
rtowrted by taking cverjf'pri/.e at'
floral exhibitions.' He, ought 11 of
to forget that he has.tn.it u : novvu .
to keep up. It will heed" daily
diligence to maintain 't he garden .
hi its high classed condition; ho
will be cont'munWy subject iucom-
parison with his eminent i'.rcde-
ce-ssor. not always hjs own
credit; and he must be aft extra-
ordinary man if he n-div goes
beyond jhe accomplishments of
the. man whose place he has
takeft; yit thi will assuredly ' be
■ -.pectcib of him; £fo45ugh| to
make ure of hi* ability before he
Inters upon such, a- "post. Yet
many \ oung men wotjW iike'to
take a pastorate i where every-
thing is .specially prosperous,
where the Reaching has been of
the ran : .t order, the church work
of a modci kindffcnd the spirhuajg
tone of the highe.-Tpitch. Wlidp
better men shrink from enletfrVg,
the worse are eager to climW g£ ■
Competent brethren ay,' "ti J fy
tions; but there are other
bid for the place itself, and fa
that the qualifications will coir
with it. They have their
cut out if they are able merely to
maintain it in giving form to the
admirable work of those whom
they succeed and they had need
put themselves through many
heart-searching examinations be-
fore they venture upon the task.
We all know what became of
Phajton when his rash hands
ventured to grasp the reins of the
chariot of the sun.
On the other hand, a working
gardener takes a position at the
head of affairs where every part
of the domain has been neglect-
ed; general mismanagement anil
ignorance have ruined alike trees,
anil shrubs, ami flowers; walks
and lawns are all in disorder.
We judge bis task to be compar-
atively, easy, and its immediate
reward to be manifest. Every-
thing be does by way of im-
provement is seen at once; the
hoe and pruning-kinfe work
svonders. The order which he
introduces strikes the attention of
his master who smiles as he sees
every day a measure of delightful
progress. He has the benefit of
contrast with his- predecessor,
and probably wins more praise
than he actually deserves. When
rich crops reward his toil they
are enhanced by the remember-
ance of past years of failure; and
be himself finds no small pleas-
ure in seeing how readily nature
answers to his touch, and re-
wards his careful attentions. His
(Continued 011 page S.)
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eadv for harvest. At
invitation jfnout thirty
I call |
most efficient pas*
and pravers; some
Revival at Cedar Siioai, S. C.
Five weeks before the revival
the worthy pastor, Dr. James A.
Martin, requested all Christians
to pray for a revival and for the
salvation of souls. No doubt
many pravers reached the throne
of God, for when we met again,
the 4th Saturday and Sabbath
•n [uiv. the wheat was ripe and
ame forward for prayer. The
u ■! vsi increased rapidly. Chris-
— v }-p v i v cd, f o r t v -fi v e
^*of faith in C/n.st,
two joined the church.
«-"'v7^at shall we render to the
j£ Lord for all his benefits to us?"
I .'Because he hath inclined his
ear unto mc therefore will
upon Him as long as I
Some ascribe the work as
suit of their
sav it is the result of the glorious
work of the Sunday-school, while
other? sav it is in answer to some
"aithful, burdened Christian's
oraver. Of course God has
;se instrumentalities to
name, but I believe
set time for "Goers
visitations" to his people, and he
lias used these faithful instrumen-
liilics, but he must have all the
lory and honor. Would that my
en might "Crown him Lord of
"O, for this love let rocks and hills
'Their lasting silence break,
And all harmonious human tongues
Their Savior's praises speak.''
The services continued ten days
1 11U nights. Sometimes there
A'ould he sixty or seventy-five
penitents. At the close of the
meeting there was a large num-
ber of penitents left. Dr. Martin
•did most of the preaching; visi-
ted, talked and worked unceas-
ngly until almost worn out. He
was assisted by the excellent ex
donations, prayers and encour-
agements of Rev. C. C. Watson,
the Superintendent of the Sun-
day-school of this place. He is
the Pastor's main prop in this
l have taken vacation two
weeks. At Unity, another one
of Dr. Martin's churches, brother
D. C. Freeman, who, by the way,
:t relative of those good sing-
ing Freemans. at Bear Wallow | 1
and Fair -View, was cond ucfmaJN
a service. He.i.s oiae'.of the fiest < I
singers I ever heard'. 'He is con
secrated to Christ, and works
successfully. I spent four days
enjoyed the service*
much. This week hack in 1 k>1
My school increases in number
and interest. Some of the sweet-
est children I ever knew are in
Thank you, sister Vola Free-
man. Yes, I have been well en-
tertained and so busy! I have
met many old friends, and found
new acq uaitances, but never shall
1 forget my <dd friends in North
Carolina, who are tried and t$ie.
Nor shall any paper ever be so
gladly welcomed by me as the
.Blue Ridge Baptist. I am
glad brother Rickman is connect-
ed with the "paper. He always
writes success on bis flag. What
makes sister Lu.la Reed let her
gifted pen rest. I have looked in
vain for a leher in the Baptist
j from her. I feel entirely at home
among these r warm-hearted
friends and vvhule : souled Chris
He g en thdM
ofhws and walks with 1,113
nyVlunion here have we.
ts Hie with his hand,
aspen's border-land ."
Hobbysville, S. C, Aug. 84.
gfpfi fy 'his
ir was his
'Flic. lsasi<'Se Association ^,
Met at Locust Old Fields, Hay-
•vt>o<l county, on A life*)}."* '5- ; M&m
Introductory sermon by S. n.
The body was called to ordei
by the former Moderator, Elder
|E. D. Brendle. After devotional
exercises C. E. Lee and J. G. Pul-
liam were appointed reading
After reports of churches Elder
C. *B. Mingus was elected Mod-
erator and brother Morgan Mease
Clerk. Correspondents and visi-
tors responded as follows: Bun-
combe county Association, C. E.
Lee, W. W. "Wells, J. G.Pulliam;
New Found Association, W. O.
Messer; Enon Association, Ten-
nessee, A. J. Glasgow; Anson
Association* N. C., J. P. Boyd;
Henderson comity, J. B. Boone
and J. E. Carter; and Elder Kel-
Alter appointment of commit-
tees the body adjourned until
Thirty minutes were spent in
singing and prayer. Report on
Missions considered and col lec-
tion taken for Highlands church,
amounting to $31.10.
Rev. J. B. Boone preached at
1 1- o'clock, when a collection was
taken for Warm Springs church,
amounting to $20.00.
The afternoon was devoted to
the discussion of the report on
Education. A collection was
taken for Ministerial education at
Judson College amounting in
cash and pledges to $92.50.
The report on Sunday-schools
was discussed at the stand. The
preaching was done (on Sundaj)
bv Elders Kclley. J. E. Carter,
Blackwood and Ilarriiigloh,
:i Cai tc; 's sc* 11101; at
nP>il i ectl<;.n Was t#kenff
to'fe^OQ/'T^^I.i;. C arter presetted
.one f-his^&j&Mest sermons, and.
wit.l^.rc.atS^v.iv^' All the oh- •
jectirt'i wc hean< to it was that it
was /./) slwrt^ Jfy night brother
Harrington .^e'aclu d in the
church... pb&'Vpi'i'fession was
made and sever;-! penitents came
forward for prayer. On
* jm\. . '. MONDAY ' »i* ".\' v » '
The vcport on Periodicals was
lii.stusse ) apd jj. G. .Pnlbaii: ai-
!• wei ! time to ta'k'e 'Si
them in praising fts even blessed
name. I am your bif.theiy ( -
( > . #t»s.rKi. cqLyk- ■
Bakers ville. Mitcheil.Co.'.' AoV iS.
t" I>iiv'V*Ru>GK ])Ai'r;sr. Re-
point's oh' Temperance, Gftjincb.
Extensioh, *Minis*teri;u. Support,
with oVheYs, were $is£tts$e(H^rd-
adopted: A'i'feV scleral. resfeJnV
ti o.us, Sterns of .usiness, &,c% the
b>u'\ adjourned to nice'. at fftt$r*g
sessnmi, e at;
. nn' i versa ry.
fi an inter-.
August 19, 18S4.
_ session of the Mitchell
;J |v Assotiation. Elder S. M.
xWiY was elected Moderates- a id
From lialvt- rs v iilp,
XI e have just closed a very hai
ElSSr J. W. Putnam Clerk.
Ve had a good correspondence
i !i 2L- sister Associations. Qui*
Ai^'JIat!' il. '.oin ene .t/fe.nAi
'^H^WjTucsday before the tmrcv
Sunday in September, at Little
Rock Creek chinch, in sight of
the dwelling of the writer. We
hope the ministers of the Wes-
tern Convention will stick down
a peg in their memory and try to
be with us: it was so pleasant to
meet the brethren this year. We
had Elder A.,C. Farthing from
Three Fork, Elder R. L. Patton
from Catawba, Elder J. Miller
and brother J. P. Morgan from
Buncombe, and Elders Parson,
Miller, Collis, Silver, Duncan,
RatclilY and Robertson from
black Mountain Association.
We can't help but exclaim. Be-
hold how good and how pleasant
it is for brethren to dwell togeth-
er in unity. But now it makes
me feel sad to think we shall nev-
er meet no more on earth in an
Association. But we are separ-
ated, each one to his field of la-
Next Thursday morning T ex-
pect to leave my peaceful little
home and dear companion, and
travel alone to and in my field of
labor in Ashe and Alleghany
counties. Brethren and sisters,
pray for me. As I ride these
mountains alone my mind is often
called hack to the dear brethren
that I have traveled with in gone
by days. I still hold them dear
in thy memory; that is Elders
Morgan, Paterson, Dickson,
Keith and the Buchanans. But
they have finished tneir work
and gone home. Blessed are the
dead that die in the Lord. I won-
der sometimes why they were
taken and I were left. But when
our work is done our blessed
Father will call us home to join
Fraf.n PoJk iP4>uftly.
On the 3rd itlst. rfi me*tiiVg was
commenced at White Oak church
in Polk county, connuctetj bv. the"
pasfoiv'Rev. T. I^right, assisted
by Rev. W. T. BJevt&llyn, which
continued fifteeu.tUiliV, '.and result-
ed in the conversion f >f sornHB
twenty 01; more souls. On Sun- ?
day the 17th there weiie eighteen
happv converts '•buried with
Christ by baptism." The meet- ,
ing w as one of deep interest, the
church was greatly revived and a ;
deep solemnity pervaded the
large assembly that were present -
from day to day, .and we trust
^tlie e fleets may be feiP.for time to
dome, A)t the close of the meet-
ing brother Le welly 11^ preached
a verit impressive sermon 'to one,
of the largest congregatijjrKi we
have ever* seen at thatJJehu 1 ch.
Brethren Bright, an^.^Mwolly n
b';»i'<ai en desired themserv'wPto the
nie'fnberShip of the church and to
thi^ eoinmn^ufy ,'>y. theit nntirrhg
'if?\.M Tii to the- -cause of Christ
31V.U ytheb'." Ip^gffjjpf love arum><"'
thcpMor IfJ : " &
A fKeetin'lf^*Fas begun at S^pjet*
Creek church at 4 o'clock yesiiTjpr-
day evening by the above men - ' i
tioned brethren. Three weeks of
incessant labor has had but jjjttj
effect upon the physical streri
pfJhe ministprr who seem fil
tib'e to the ia»U of" -.11101110" we
W. M. Justice
Is Spring, N. C, Aug. iS, 'S4
Rcsoi 11 1 ions.
The Baptist church at the
Three Forks in session:
Whereas, There has been a
pamphlet published and circulat-
ed by W. R. Lewis, an excluded
member of Mount Zion church,
of a slanderous nature against E.
Resolved, That we disbelieve
and ignore said pamphlet, and
believe that it was done through
malice, and for the injury of
brother Jones. We have known
Elder E. F.Jones for four or five
years, and have never known any
thing derogatory to his Christian
character. This done by order
of the church, Saturday August
2nd. 1SS4. and ordered to be
printed in the Blue Ridge Bap-
J. M. Brown,
IWiicon County Sunday'
Will be held with Sugar Fork
church, commencing at 12 o'clock
Friday before 3rd Sunday in Sep-
Introductory sermon by Elder
May. Subjects for discussion:
1st. 'TIow and what to teach
in the Sunday-school."
2nd. "How are we to get the
Pastors to take a proper interest
M. P. Long,
Soi.ic Kcusous Why our Church-
es do not Prosper.
i st. Because there is not enough
earnest prayer in the church
and members neglect their duty
in not attending church. There
arc some members who go to
church and instead of going in
and taking part in worship,
seat themselves outside and tall*
• while the minister is preaching.
2nd. Because she fails to deal
faithfully with some of her mem-
bers. One brother is charged
with a falsehood, and on a bare
proof as to his guilt the church
excludes him from her fellowship.
There is another brother of a lit-
tie higher standing who is guilty
' of the same; he is let alone and
not 'dealt with.' Another has been
intoxicated: he is let go and not
"dealt with.'' There is no church
that will prosper under that way
of doing business. She is no£
strict enough with her members.
3rd. ^Because the ministers talk
too much- about their salaries in
the puloit. If the church fails to
pay them according to proua'ise
I let them talk to the deacons abo-it
it rnd not their congregate, is for
it has a bad aff-r or toe .people.
The writ.r haj often heard it
*i tb'it certain, preachers % wiere
preaching for the good* of
, but were just preaching for
jf^ y B. F, Hays.
♦Decks Creek, N. C, Aug. iS, 'S4.
We take exception to the
V,l)i(^i£is 3rd reason why church-
. • not prosper. And first we
think that the Word teaches that
"They which preach the gospel
shall live of the gospel. v Then it
is the duty of the church to pay
him, and to pay him enough to
support his family. If they do
not do so, then the preacher
should call it to the attention
of his church. The deacons
originally were chosen to
look after the poor and not to
raise money for the support of
the ministers. If the church
• members do not pay their Pastor,
to their shame, he oeght to call it
to their attention — in the pulpit if
necessary, in order to get them
to do their d.uty in this respect. —
A hi. .lit; tlie .School*.
On Thursday, the 14th inst.,
the first visit among the schools
was made. Antioch, Dist. No.
21, was chosen as the point of be-
ginning the work. This school
is taught by J. C. Wilson. One
year ajjo, when the same school
was visited, the outlook was not
encouraging, though under the
charge of a jiumbcr one teacher,
J. O. Fore. That visit was made
in the early part of the term, as
was the last. An observation of
very few minutes made it appar-
ent that Mr. Fore had accom-
plislud an excellent work, and
that Mr. WiKon was following it
up with an efficiency that prom-
ises well for the future of the
school. I apprehend that more
improvement in a school, in the
esprit dc corps, in one year is sel-
Another healthful indication
was, that the day I was there, the
Committeemen, and some others,
met to let out a contract for the
construction of a black-board and
some writing-desks. The black-
board, when finished according
to the terms of the contract, will
be the best one in the county. In
this article of school furniture,
there is a deficiency in very many
schools. While spme schools are
provided with creditable black-
boards, those possessed by a large
majority are altogether inade-
quate to the use a live efficient
teacher would make of such a
The week just passed was
spent among the schools in the
north-eastern part of the county.
Of theseftnuch the same might be
said, as is said above, but. space
ana time forbid special mention
now. There has been obvious
progress making in the schools
and in education during the last
few years. Te-ichers are becom-
ing energised . n'd rendered capa-
ble of more • fcctive work as
cm avaii themselves of the
mea.is afforded for acquiring a
knowledge of superior methods.
W. A. G. Brown.
Co. Supt. Henderson Co.
Hendcrsoville, August 25, 18S4.
that any but the members assem-
bled to do the business of the
church. "Come ye out from
air ng them: be ye separate
from them.*' (That is, the world.)
Pastors of the churches are not
called for the sole purpose of
preaching to the community but
to minister spiritually to the
church. The community may
contribute to his support, but he
is the shepherd of the sheep.
Elder A. B. Thomas writes:
"We have had a great revival in
our church. Nineteen persons
professed faith in Christ, 14 of
whom were baptized. There
were 31 baptized in all, but some
of them were received by experi-
ence, having heretofore belonged
to another denomination. Five
received during the meeting bv
letter." ° "
Editor Baptist: — Since you
are a friend to the Indian *nd
since some of your correspond-
ents of my race have fallen
asleep, would it be wrong for me,
in my quaint way, to ask you a
question? First, I would say
that I am a friend to the Baptists,
for they were among the first
whites that came from the great
beyond to settle the Indians'
country. And a peculiar people
they were! They were geneially
illiterate (^called then "The ignor-
ant Baptists,") but they were the
most devoted people in the world.
They had a book called the "Bi-
ble," which they said came from
the "Great Spirit;"' and every
thing they did they said they learn-
ed it from that book. When they
baptized thev plunged under all
over, bead and ears. When they
took the "Lord's Supper," they
did not ask a vngle one to cat
with them. Now comes the
question — would not allow any
but their own members to vote for
their pastor. Now Mr. Baptist,
many of the churches in the back-
woods ask the world to vote
with them for the pastor, and
they vote, too. Now is this
right? If so, why? If not, why?
Baptists did not used to do so.
So your old Red Cousin hum-
bly and anxiously awaits an an-
PoWANTAN AM A.
We think that it is a very im-
proper thing for any one not a
member of a church to partici-
pate either by voting or otherwise
in any matter of business before
the church. Christ preached to
the multitude, yet we often find
that He and His Disciples were
alone, talking and transacting
matters pertaining to the kingdom.
Paul preached often to multi-
tudes. Yet nowhere do we find
Reward of a Cup of Cold Water.
A young English woman was
sent to France to be educated in
the Hugcnot school in Paris. A
few evenings before the fatal
massacre of St. Bartholomew's
day, she and some of her young
companions were fSfcing a walk
in some part of the town where
tijere weie sentinels placed — per-
naps on the walls — and you
kiow that when a soldier is on
guard he must not leave his post
until he is releived; that is, till
aiother soldier comes to take his
i;ne ot the soldiers, as the
young ladies passed' him,* be-
sought them to have the charity
of bringing him a little water, ad-
ding that he was very ill, and it
would be as much as his life was
worth to go and fetch it him-
The ladies walked on, much of-
fended at the man for presuming
to speak to them; all but the
young English woman, whose
compassion was moved, and who,
leaving her party, procured some
water and brought it to the sol-
dier. He begged her to tell him
her name and place of abode, and
this she did.
When she rejoined her com-
panions, some blamed and others
ridiculed her attention to a com-
mon soldier; but they soon had
reasons to lament that the_y had
not been equally compassionate,
for the grateful soldier contrived
on the night of the massacre to
save this young English woman,
while all the other inhabitants of
the house she dwelt in were
killed. — Children's Guide.
known Bible of sainted mother,
and desired him to read and com-
pare its teachings wi'h the memo-
ries of her life. He read, and
found a tear-stained and deep
under the verse, "By their fruits
ye shall know them."
Conviction seized him. The
beauty of her character, the pa-
tience, purity, and fidelity she had
showed were convincing eviden-
ces of the unspeakable superiority
of Christian character over the
hollow fruits of skepticism. He
cast away the toils of the tempter,
knelt and consecrated his life and
his splendid talents to his Savioi,
who then and there seemed to say :
"This is the way; walk ye in it."
The sure way, therefore, for us to
conquer the unbelief about us is to
live the faith we profess, and thus
hasten the divine grand corona-
tion. — Orphans' 1 Friend.
A Pious mother's Influence.
Coming home from years of
study abroad, a young man one
evening in conversation with his
only surviving parent, shocked
him with a sneer against the relig-
ion of Christ. Not a word of
reproach came from the grieved
father. He took his little lamp
and went to his chamber. AH
night that young skeptic heard
the feet of that sleepless father
and the sound was a knell of
sorrow, the cause of which he
well knew. In the morning the
father brought to his son the well-
It sometimes happens that a
church member becomes offended
with another member, and conse-
quently neglects, in part or en-
tirely, his church duties. If asked
why he does not attend public
worship, he will probably say
that he cannot worship God in
the same assembly with the man
in whom he has no confidence, or
who has treated him badly. If
questioned as to the neglect of
the Lord's Supper, he will reply
that he cannot commune with
the man whose character he be-
lieves to be lacking in integrity,
and so the offended one ,^npes
ami stays at home, oi &c k ,» — 1
saying ugly things, and yet a*
suming an injured and self-rigfflk
eous demeanor. Admitting all
that our injured brother says to
be true, yet the solemn question
should come home to him, wheth-
er the course which he is pursu-
ing is right? He does not inflict
any punishment upon the one
who has offended or displeased
him by staving away from God's
house, yet his neglect in this par-
ticular is calctdated to do harm.
In tho effort to vindicate himself
and punish another, he really in-
jures most the cause of the Lord
Jesus Christ. In our experience
we have seen a good deal of such
conduct, and it has invariably-
been attended with harm to the
church, to the kingdom of the
Redeemer, and to the offended
brother, but rarely has it had any
effect on the individual who was
supposed to be most affected by-
it. Two wrongs do not make a
right; the sin of one man does not
justify the sin of another. If one
Christian has injured another, that
is no reason why the injured one
should himself do wrong. It is
but a poor vindication of one's
self to trample upon Christ's
commands, and to indulge in fla-
grant and public neglect of duty.
The man who acts in this way
cannot expectGod's blessing, how-
ever greatly he may have been in-
jured by others. There is another
and better way, namely, that laid
down in the iSth chapter of Mat-
thew. Neglect of this instruc-
tion always brings trouble, while
faithful and exact compliance
with it will surely lead to satis-
factory results. — Central Baptist.
Blue Ridge baptist
Entered at the Pnstofficc at Hcndersonville
N. C, as Second-Class Matter.
TKOS. I mm Editor and Frop'r,
S. I NEW < < Associate Editor.
THURSDAY, AUGUST =S, 1SS4
A correspondent of this paper,
in reporting the proceedings of a
State Norma! School, among
many other interesting items,
classed the teachers in attendance
religiously. There were one hun-
dred enrolled, seventy -eight of
whom were distributed among
the various evangelical denomin-
ations, and then twenty-two were
in a class which the writer re-
ported as "undecided." To my
mind this was the most signifi-
cant word in his very interesting
report. "Undecided" is a rock
over which many souls have
stumbled into the abyss of eternal
woe. The question of Elijah on
Mt. Carmel, when he asked the
hesitating multitude: "Why halt
ye between opinions?" and the
exhortation of Joshua in his fare-
Well address: "Chose ye this day
wholfiF'Sre will serve," were not
• ' v jy ! ill ic in liiC llctj J< Ol"
Prophets than to-day. Twen-
'?wo persons, more than one-
ifth, in a company of one hun-
red, who are undecided upon
questions of great importance, is
a significant fact. And the im-
portance increases, when we re-
member, these hesitating, if not
wavering minds, are either now
the teachers of our children, or
are preparing and expecting to
become such. But the report
may mean that they are not to be
counted as undecided upon the
foundation doctrines of religion,
but that they have not investi-
gated the questions which separ-
ate the denominations, or else
they are indifferent as to these
issues. But in either case the
fact is a sad indication. Relig-
ion is -the great fundamental prin-
cipal of our being, anil the ques-
tions which separate the denom-
inations into different organiza-
tions are no more to be ignored
or treated with indifference than
the other commands of God,
since the right to neglect one
command, involves the right to
ignore all of them. It is not an
encouraging prospect when a
number of the teachers of our
country give more attention to
the cultivation of their minds
than their hearts. It may be said
however, that it is their business
to cultivate the mind and leave
lie cultivation of the heart to par-
ents and pastors, but every teach-
er impresses his pupils more by
what he is, than by what he say^
and we may question the qualifi-
cations of an)' teacher who is s >
indifferent upon great moral ques-
tions as to be classed "Undecid-
OUR SIGNAL STATION.
W. J. Owen. — We will do as
you request. Hope you will get
us the list.
The Transylvania county As-
sociation will meet with Rocky
Hill church, on Thursday before
the ist Sabbath in October.
Buncombe county Association
meets with Hominy church, on
Thursday, September 4th. We
hope to attend both these Asso-
ciations in the interest of the Bap-
tist, and in looking after its in-
terest, we feel that we will be i 1
the interest of all our Western
North Carolina brethren.
Subscriptions and remittances
received since last issue from J.
M. Stafford, (V,) J. G. Pulliam,
(list,) Thos. Gibbs, M. T. Justus,
J. C. Wilson, Rev. Bailey Bruce
and Edward Sitton. We intend
to mention all who remit through
the mail. We may omit some
who send but we are always care-
ful to enter credits.
The undersigned will hold a
Sunday-school Institute with the
church at Mt. Vernon, Mitchell
county, beginning on Friday be-
fore the third Sunday in Septem-
J. M. Stafford.
Died at his residence, near
Asheville, N. C, on the 22nd inst.
brother Joseph Reed, aged fifiy-
seven years. Was united in mar-
riage to Miss J. C. Miller, April
He leaves a wife and five chil-
dren, (three sons and two daugh-
ters,) to mourn his sudden death,
living only two days after he was
Brother Reed was a kind and
aiVectionate husband and father.
He lived to see all his children
members of the Baptist chcrch at
Gash's Creek, which he joined at
its organization in 1S56. Brother
Reed was ordained a deacon of
said church April 11, 1S57. Be-
ing possessed of great energy, lie
was blessed of the Lord in af
cumulating an abundance of the
■good things of this world, awj
,>with him the poor always shared".
He was ever watchful of the in-
terest of his church and pastor,
and was especially kind to min-
isters. In his death the church
and community have sustained
an irreparable loss, but his work
is ended and he sweetly rests
with loved ones gone before.
Mu. Editor: — Permit me the
space in a column of your very
valuable paper to say that while
on a lovely tour through the
mountains of Hay wood and Jack-
son counties, on crossing the
beautiful Balsam I came to a
town the description of which is
as follows: It is located on the
Haywood and Jackson line. The
town consists of two dwellings,
two grocery- stores and two bar-
rooms. The place is called the
'•Loafers Glory." A very appro-
priate name. There lay one pros-
trate under a bench; another mut-
tered "we can't have a much. a
dance without music."
Oh! how I regret to see this
heaven-like place with the viper
of death stinging those God-
loved people. 1 wish they would
think for a moment how much
their country resembles Bethle-
hem of Judea, or the birth-place
of their only Savior. To think
that men for the sake of money
would license men to keep the
devil's work -house in a lovely
country like this, to poison the
system of these young men whose
bright intellects and noble talents
are so easily destroyed.
Be cautious, my readers, who
you send to make your laws. 1
appeal to North Carolinians to
wake up on this point, and may
the God of Heaven aid us in
abolishing these horrible places
from our glorious State.
J. R. Lee.
Upshu.-II.dl; or. The Power
of Influence. By Dorothy Hoi -
royd. Philadelphia: Ameri-
can Baptist Publication Society.
In this pleasant story, the in-
fluence exerted by a bright, true-
hearted Christian girl, is well
portrayed. It is not the influence
of direct exhortation or instruc-
tion, but that of a cheerful, con-
sistent Christian life. By this
means, a young invalid is led to
ne w views of life and to a hum-
ble trust in the Savior. The
scene is laid chiefly in Virginia.
The characters are well drawn,
anil this little volume cannot fail
to do good. We hope it will
find place in every Baptist Sun-
day-school Library. It is printed
and bound in very attractive
style, and has several engravings.
It is usually considered improp-
er for the Christian Journalist to
invade the territory of the politi-
cian. This, in general, is no
doubt, the correct position. Pol-
itics is regarded as such a filthy
pool, that all who dabble in it be-
come polluted. This, however,
is not inevitable.
Christians are citizens, and we
may add. are very important fac-
tors in the government, and duty
and interest compel them to par-
ticipate in public affairs. If
Christians surrender their duties
as citizens, and refrain from
speaking and voting upon public
matters, they simply turn over all
governmental affairs into the
hands of the wicked, and the
worst elements of society.
This year many of our public
servants are to be elected, from
the chief magist rate of the nation,
down to the humblest officer of
the municipality. And it be-
hooves Christians to be vigilant
and wise. They should not al-
low the party lash to cause them
to swerve from voting according
to their convictions of right. But,
all things being equal, they
should diligently endeavor to pro-
mote Christian men to office.
And if this cannot be done, then
let them by all means seek to get
honest, intelligent and temperate
men to represent their interests.
We have been credibly in-
formed that some of the candi-
dates for the most prominent po-
sitions within the gift of the peo-
ple of this State are notorious in-
fidels; that some of them have
lately been seen quite drunk
publicly, and that others are no
We desire simply to call atten-
tion to these things, and to urge
our uvithren to note them, and
then act as becomes Christians
and good citizens.— G. W. H,, in
•'Now is the time to give Smith's Wo
Oil." 2- 3 S-\>
I HAVE this day purchased from
Wm. Price & Co., their entire stock,
and shall continue the business, in all
its brandies, at the old stand, M
Street, opposite Globe Hotel.
A complete and RELIABLE Stock
Drags, Medicines aod
Selected by W. D. Whitted, M. D.,
and bought from the best Houses in
A full assortment of Proprietary
Articles and Patent Medicines. Also
Brushes, Combs, Sponges,
Soaps, Stationery, Per-
fumer]/, Fancy and
W. D. WHITTED, IW. D., will continue
to have his office in the rear of store,
where he can be found when not pro-
Prescriptions carefully compounded
at all hours of the night and day.
A share of the public patronage is
W. H. REEVES.
Hendersonville, N. C, Aug. 5th, 1S84.
3 ! 3 3 m -
Obtained, and all other business in the
U. S. Patent Office attended to for
Our office is opposite the U. S.
Patent Office, and we can obtain Pat-
ents in less time than those remote
Send Model or Drawing. We ad-
vise as to patentability free of charge;
and we make no charge unless we
We refer, here, to the Postmaster,
the Supt. of Money Order Div., and to
officials of the U. S. Patent Office.
For circular, advice, terms and refer-
ences to actual clients in your own
State or county, write to
C. A. SNOW & CO.,
Opp. Patent Office, Wellington, D. C.
Mr. F. G. Hart wants to pur-
chase 13 or more bushels of ripe
Quinces. Those having such
fruit should call on him.
Four boys, three colored and
one white, were convicted of lar-
ceny at this term of our court,
and sentenced to the penitentiary
for one and two years.
We were pleased to see this
week Mr. N. G. Osteen, a mem-
ber of the Watchman and South-
ern Publishing Co., of Sumter, S.
C. Mr. Osteen is spending a
few weeks in the mountains.
We call the attention of our
readers to the advertisement in
this issue of Mr. W. H. Reeves.
Mr. Reeves is a young man of
energy and pluck, and will doubt -
' s - conduct the Drug business in
. '.HJCH satisfactory to all.
\V neglected some weeks ago
to call the attention of our read-
ers to Mr. D. M. Luther's school,
at Pigeon Valley, in Haywood
county. Mr. Luther has the rep-
utation of being a first class
, teacher. His school will continue
| during the year.
On Sunday morning last, at 4
o'clock, at the residence of her
father, Mr. P. E. Brasvvell, in
this place, Mrs. Delia Scoh'eld.
The remains were carried to
Georgetown, S. C, the home of
Mr. Scoficld, on Monday, for in-
We are recpiested to announce
that there will be the usual an-
nual camp meeting at Shaws
Creek Camp Ground, beginning
on Friday next.
We wish the brethren and sis-
ters a good time, at this their an-
nual meeting, which has become
so dear to the hearts of many of
those good people.
C. C. Jordan & Co. are con-
stantly receiving their goods, and
at an early day expect to open as
attractive stock of general mer-
chandise as can be found any-
where in our mountain country.
They will be found in the Ripley
stone building, just south of
Court House. "Kit" will make it
to the interest of those who want
goods to call on him.
Our Superior Court is still in
session. The State docket has
been disposed of and a number of
c.ises tried 011 the civil docket.
More civil suits, at this writing.
have been tried than at anv term
for a niimlier of years. Judge
Shipp waits for no suitor; sends
for no attorney. When a case is
called it must he tried, continued
or placed at the end of the docket.
This is right. Our county, and
even litigants, have suffered a
great deal because attorneys
were not ready to try their cases
and the Presiding Judge listened
to all excuses.
no night at the Exposition
grounds; and one set of workmen
are employed on the government
budding by day and another by
night. As many men as can find
room to work are employed,
there being no lack of material or
money. The main building, the
largest in the world, is nearly
completed and the other huge
companion structure will be hur-
ried to completion as rapidly as
fb i •. are seen at their worst.
Down the liver. Old Fort Wash-
ington, fourteen miles away, can
be plainly seen, its grey battle-
ments outlined against the green
hills beyond. The two and three
masted schooners looked like
miniature sail-boats scudding
about on a pond, and the old
fashioned town of Alexandria
was perfectly visihle.
With the assistance of a pair of
field glasses the Blue Ridge
Mountains of Virginia could tip
easily seen, and it is expected the
pile will soon be high enough to
distinguish the ships on Chesa-
The Washington Monument
will be the loftiest structure built
by human hands since the days
of Bahel. It already overtops by
several feet the highest cathedrals
of the world except the Cathe-
dral of Cologne.
This memorial to the "Father
of his Country" was begun en-
thusiastically in a fit of patriotism
which did not last until its object
was half completed. It left upon
the banks of the Potomac an Un-
sightly pile of marble, which
stood for years, a reproach to the
country, until finally Congress
came to its relief by appropria-
ting money for its completion.
The Monument is severely
simple in form, being a plain ob-
elisk, narrowing in diameter with
every course of stone. But as it
nears completion a harmony of
proportion is developed that im-
presses the mind, and there is
the majest)' too, of mere size.
Visitors to the spot are sur-
prised at the earless manner in
which the workmen walk around
on the very edge of the shaft.
Climbing about in the safety
netting that surrounds the edge
ot the top, they remind observ-
ers on the ground of insects
caught in a web. Notwithstand-
ing this apparent recklessness not
a single accident has occurred
since the work began.
Foi Eeg-istei of IDeed.3_
M. N. Love announces himself as a
candidate lor Register of Deeds for
Henderson county, at the election in
Upon the solicitation of many of my
old and new friends, of both political
parties, I announce myself as an Inde-
pendent candidate for the office of
Register of Deeds, at the ensuing No-
J. R. GASH.
J. P. Johnson, jr., announces himself
a candidate for the office of Sheriff of
Henderson count)', at the election in
This August 1 2th, 1SS4. [3-11-tde.
G. N. Sentell announces himself
as a Candidate for the office of Sur-
veyor of Henderson county, at the
election in November next.
August iyth, 1SS4. [3-13-tde.
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Great Temperance Controversy. A
work of thrilling power and interest.
Send tor Circulars. Geo. Fi jllwkll
& Co., Courier-Journal building,
Louisville, Ky. [3-i3-4tcow.
l or Sale Cheap.
A Goon Double-barrel, Breech-load-
ing Shot Gun. Apply to
C. H. RAY,
3-13-it.] Hendersonville, N. C.
The New York Independent
now re put! fates Gov. Cleveland,
and refuses any longer to support
him for the Presidency. Truly
the candidate has a hard road to
travel. It calls upon the Inde-
pendents to hold another conven-
tion and place a new ticket in the
The intelligent American peo-
ple of both parties have been
disgusted with the Cleveland
and Blaine scandals. Men of
common sense and understand-
ing can see that most of these
scandalous reports are originated
purely for campaign purposes,
and are published and circulated
for the purpose of deceiving and
creating prejudice in the minds
of those who have not the means
of learning the truth of the mat-
Guitar For Sale.
Au improved Instrument and of su-
perior tone. Spanish model.
C. H. RAY,
3-13-it.] Hendersonville, N. C,
The value of farms, &c, in the
United States, as per census of
1SS0, was $10,199,000,000. The
annual value of their gross pro-
ducts was $320,000,000. The val-
ue of manufactured products for
the same period was $5,369,000,-
000. The annual accumulation of
wealth in the United States is
$825,000,000; in France, $375.-
000,000; Great Britain, $325,000,-
000; Germany. 200,000,000.
Every day that the sun rises on
the American people they seethe
addition of 2,500,000 wealth to the
The government building erect-
ed by the management of the
World Exposition for the accom-
modation of the United States ex-
hibit as well as the collective ex-
hibits of a number of States is
located between the main build-
ing and St. Charles Avenue, the
dimensions being SS5 feet long
by 565 feet wide. The view of
the main building is not obstruct-
ed, by reason of the fact that the
government building is somewhat
in advance of the front line of the
main building. By the use of
powerful electric lights there is
(From Our Regular Correspondent.)
These vacation times afford one
abundant leisure to visit the
sights of Washington. Yester-
day your correspondent went
over to the "National Museum in
cider to sketch the so-called
'•wizard" Prof. Hendley at his
work of stuffing monkeys, ouranj
outangs, and all sorts qf animals,
and! to-day I scaled the heights of
the still rising: Washington Mon-
imieSnt. This last was a privilege
not accorded to everyone who
applies for it. Taking visitors to
the top has in no small measure
retarded the progress of the
work during the last year, and
consequently passes to the sum-
mit are issued grudgingly.
It takes the elevator, always
loaded with stone, as well as
human freight, ten minutes to
rise from the bottom to the top,
where it stops with an alarming
One does not alight from the
platform at once, but stands for a
few moments enraptured by the
scene suddenly revealed to his
The view of the city is beauti-
ful beyond imagination; butfrom
the dizzy height, the houses look
like toys, and the men on bicycles
like slow crawling spiders. Even
the Capitol with its high dome,
appeared to be nestling as close
to the earth as it could get. The
surmounting figure of the dome,
the bronze "Goddess of Liberty"
looked at from the top of the
Monument, instantly gives the
obseiver an idea of the enormous
height of the latter. The God-
dess ; s far below.
Tlie thousands of red brick
buildings in the center of Wash-
ingtai give the city a general
red appearance relieved only by
the vhite marble public struct-
ures. The series of parks south
of Pennsylvania avenue, extend-
ing from the botanical gardens to
the Monument, presented a
pretty picture, with their green
swarls, curving and interesting
roadvays, and plots with masses
of blight colored flowers.
Tlx; eye is attracted also to the
broai placid surface of the Po-
tamac, stretching away to the
southward. From this elevation,
the green and festering Potomac
A 1'lCTUieii otr HOME.
I was looking over our pictures,
Views in a distant land —
Cathedrals, and abbeys, and castles —
I held within my hand;
And in fancy I went traveling,
Untiring up and down
Through the streets of many a city,
And many a quaint old town.
I paused at Milan's Cathedral;
And from some Alpine hill
I saw the Lake of Como,
In the distance calm and still.
Then Pisa's leaning tower.
And Florence, city fair:
And on the Uridge of Sighs I stood
And breathed a captive's prayer.
And there with varying thoughts I
On thee, O mighty Rome?
The glories of thy Vatican,
St. Peter's womi'rous dome.
But while my thoughts, thus far away,
In foreign lands did roam.
Another picture met mine eyes —
A picture of my home.
I know not by what chance it came —
Or rather let me say,
By what means Providence had placid
That picture in my way.
I know my very heart rejoiGed,
Mine eyes with tears were wet;
And of all pictures I had seen,
This was the fairest yet.
What was Milan's Cathedral,
Enchanting though it be?
To the "little church in the hollow"
My heart turned lovingly.
And the beautiful Lake of Como
Was but a passing dream,
That was lest to sight in a moment
On Susquehanna's stream.
Anil the bridge that spanned the river,
Seemed to my longing eyes,
v bridge of smiles and sunshine, •
And not a "Bridge of Sighs."
thought no more of Venice,
Of Florence, or of Rome,
' -had not missed for all the world
That one sweet glimpse of home.
.--i' -ered my heart for many a day,
It made my new home fair;
And bound it to the <3ld one.
Like two hearts joined in prayer.
O, for these little things that seem
To happen as bv chance,
I think we evermore should lift
To heaven a grateful glance.
And more and more our hearts should
Unto our home above;
And gladly give up all to see
The city of God's love.
The setting of a great hope is
like the setting of the sup. The
brightness of our life is gone,
-haclows of the evening fall be-
hind us, and the world seems but
:i dim reflection of itself — a broad-
er shadow. We look forward
into the lovely night; the soul
withdraws itself. Then stars
arise and the night is holy.
A. I.. I'ATTIiKSON .
M, C TOMS.
PATTERSON & TOMS,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
llcncl crsoiiville , JV. C,
WILL negotiate the sale, lease
or exchange of farms, town
lots, timber lands, mill properties, min-
eral and grazing lands, in Henderson
and surrounding counties. All letters
answered, and business promptly at-
Refer by permission to the Editor »>f
Thev have now the following lands
No. 1. The place known as the Huges
place, four miles east of Hendersonville,
containing 140 acres more or less, 25
acres of which is bottom land. Well
watered and timbered. Good orchard
and improvements. Very desirable.
No. i. 24 acres woodland, 1)4 miles
No. 4. 26 acres woodland, i}<> miles
No. 5. 18 acres woodland, \\» miles
No. 6. 25 acres woodland, 2 miles
No. 7. Containis 31 acres on
Ashevillc road, 2 miles from Hender-
No. 8. 26 acres woodland, if jd niiles
from Hendersonville, on Asheville road.
11. Also 5 acres near the corporate
limits of Hendersonville, one-half
cleared and all under fence.
12. One lot (.very desirable) contain-
ing good dwelling and store house and
other out-buildings. On Main street.
13. One tract containing 260 acres,
on Green River. Desirable.
14. One tract containing 100 acres,
on Boilston creek. Very desirable.
Itching Piles— Symptoms and Cure.
The svir ptnms arc moisture, like perspira
tion, intense itching, increased by scratching;
very distressing, particularly at nijrht; seems
as it' pin-worms were crawling in and about
the rectum; the private parts are sometimes
affected. 11" allowed to continue very serious
results may follow. "SWAYNE'S OINT-
MENT" is .1 pleasant, sure cure. Also, for
Tetter, Itch, Salt-Kheum. Scald-Head, Ery-
sipilas. Barbers 1 Itch, Blotches, all scaly,
•rusty Skin Diseases. Box, by mail, e;o cts.;
for $1.25, Address, Dk. Sw.u'NE & Son,
'hillt. Pa. Sold bv Drufjirists. [3-11-iy.
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EXT SESSION begins Septem-
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her 2nd, 18S4. Board and Tui
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9 useful Stops, Principal, Diapason,
Forte, Piano, Echo, Principal Forte,
Melodin, Flute and grand or«;an Knee
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music, not stops. Organs contain-
ing a large number of stops are sure to
get out of order.
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Black Walnut, built to last,
not for show. The case is
very handsome. Regular
price of this Organ is $85,
but in order to have this Or-
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BY VIRTUE of a mortgage, or deed
in trust, dated July 23rd, 1S83, duly-
registered in the office of the Register
of Deeds of Henderson county in Book
16, on page 30, the undersigned will, on
the 8th day of September, 1SS4, at
Hendersonville, in said county, sell for
cash to the highest bidder, "the follow-
ing described piece or parcel of land,
lying and being in the county of Hen-
derson and State of North Carolina,
and known and designated as follows,
viz. Beginning on a forked Black Oak
and runs East 67 poles to a stake;
thence North 180 poles to a stake in J.
R. Aliens' line; thence West 67 poles
to a Post Oak; thence South 180 poles
to the beginning, containing seventy -
August 2nd, 1SS4.
A. A. FEATHERSTON,
3-io- 4 t.
Sale oi Land for
By virtue of the Tax List in my
hands for collection, I will sell at the
Court House door in Hendersonville,
on the 1st day of September, 1S84, the
following lands for taxes due and un-
(0 Benj. F. Justus' interest in 150
acres in Edneyville Township, on
Sugar Loaf Mountain, adjoining the
lands of W. D. Justus and others for
taxes of 1881, '82 and '83.
(2) John L. & M. R. Osteen's inter-
est in Si acres, more or less, in Blue
Ridge Township, on the Howards Gap
Road, adjoining the lands of L. J.
Hood, deceased, and others, for taxes
of 1882 and '83.
(3) John T. and wife M. P. Free-
man's interest in 10 acres, more or less,
in Hendersonville Township, adjoining
the lands and being part of the lands of
N. Bowen's heris, and others, for taxes
of 18S2 and '83.
(4) L. T. <$: G. A. William's interest
in the T. Williams Tan-Yard place in
Hendersonville, west of Court-house,
for taxes of 1SS2 and 'S3.
(5) J. M. and wife F. A. Waldrop's
interest in house and lot in Henderson-
ville, adjoining the lots of H. Y. Gash
and others, for taxes of 1SS3.
Wm. M. and M. M. Edney's interest
in 200 acres on the waters ot Clear
Creek, adjoining the lands of J. A.
Townsend and others, lor taxes of 1S82
This August 1st, 1S84.
Tuos. J. Rick man.
3-10-4L Tax Collector.
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ON THE SUMMIT OF
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invited to avail themselves of the pleas-
ure of looking from this Observatory through
a large and powerful Telescope, containing
two eve-pieces — one for Terrestrial use, with
power of $5 diameters, and one for Astro-
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Single admission, 25 cents. Special rates
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children under 12 years of age, when accom-
panied by parents or jruardian.
This Observatory is 5 miles West of Hen-
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grandest mountain scenery in Western North
Carolina. This mountain has a pleasure
drive scientifically laid out and in good con-
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— DEALER IN
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J^^It gives me much pleasure to
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retail business with Pleasant, Millis &
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A 'Large Stock of Clover
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RANTED FOR 5 YEARS,
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$25.00, with 2 drawers, drop-leaf and
top, and all attachments. Satisfaction
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when in Asheville, whether they w'a'.i
to buy or not.
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— DEALERS IN
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Hinges, and' other Hard-
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lowest prices. ■
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FARM, ra SALE,
CONTAINING 230 ACRES, more or less,
in Hendcrsonvillc Township, oil the
east bank of French Broad River. It has
about 40 acres of second-class bottom, dis-
tributed along- the branches and the river.
About 100 acres has been cleared, and the
farm is in an ordinary state of cultivation.
A tu'o-storv dwelling, containing five rooms.
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ouibuiidii-^s, which are in Ordinary condition.
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springs and an abundance of pure running
water. Well adapted to fruit and stock
raising. Good settlement, with school house,
churches, mills, store and post office con-
venient. Call on or address the editor of thi.-
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\\ rite to us for Prices and Catalogue.
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dealers in the first-class and warrant-
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_A.nd dealers generally.
2 41 1.
f. D. BREVARD.
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J. D. BREVARD $ CO.,
ASHEVILLE, N. C.
Before purchasing elsewhere it will
pay you well to examine the goods
kept by the above firm
J. L. McKee, F. A. Fanning and
Geo. H. Moseley, Salesmen.
J. D. Brevard is also still con-
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Richmond, Va. z-JO-iy
THE undersigned returns thanks for
the very liberal patronage which
he has ^ieretofore enjoyed, and begs
leave to inform the public that he is
still engaged in his profession. He re-
lies foi success upon honest work and
reasonable charges, and solicits a con-
tinuance of the patronage of those who
need his services.
partial list of prices:
Full Plate, best material, - $S 00
Gold Fillings, medium size, each, I 00
Amalgum " " " '• r,o
When no other work is done:
V-'.. fai'tilVf I Tooth - . 35
" " 2 Teeth, - . ' 50
« <« 7 " - 1 00
When you want a box of good relia-
ble Tooth Powders, send 25 cents by
mail, and you will receive them by re-
Call on or address,
Mills River, Henderson county, N. C.
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.
The Firm of A. & R. Finlav has this
day dissolved copartnership, Alexander
Frnlay retiring. The business will be
conducted ami all liabilities assumed by
A. & R. FINLAY.
May 29th, 1SS4.
To the Public !
I HAVE this day purchased Alex-
ander Finlay's interest in the Firm
of A. ,&L R. Finlay, and will
. . At the SAME STAND.
I have a full line of
DRY GOODS. NOTIONS,
FINE SHOES. HEAVY AND
And will be glad to see mi old friends.
Hertdcrsonviltc. May jyth, 1884.
A iDlEKI^ll? Send six cents for post-
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either sex. to more money right away than
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tl e workers absolutely sure. At once ad-
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1st. It is made of the best materials —
Brookfield 2100 linen,
Clark's 0. N. T. spool cotton.
2d. Its workmanship is unequalled —
Everlasting Stay Attachment,
French Placket Sleeves,
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Tall men, — Short men,
Fat men, — Lean men,
Big men, — Little men.
DANIEL MILLER & CO.,
Importers and Jobbers,
Dry Goods and Notions,
32 and 34 HOPKINS' PLACE.
If your dealer docs not keep it, send his
address to Daniel Miller cc Co., sole man-*
uf xct.urers, Baltimore, Mrl
chas. h. McDowell,
(Office over Capt. M. C. Toms' Store.)
Hendersouville . .N". C.
Graduate of the Denial Department
of the University of Maryland.
THOS. J. RICKMAN,
Attorney - a.t - Xja-ro-,
IRIE^Ij ESTATE AG-EI1TT,
II ei i ders onville, .7V. C.
The investigation of titles and the
collection of claims a specialty. Prompt
attention given to all business entrusted
to my care. Office in Rock House, 2
doors from Postoffice. Refers to M.
C. Toms, llendersonville, N. C.
ATTORNEY - AT - LAW,
AND DEALER IX
Asheville, N. C.
PERSONS in Western North Car-
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Asheville, or lands in any of the
Western counties, would do well to
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wh>t 1 n
ANVWHSBE lOlt JESUS.
forlorn sphere contained within
it all the elements of hope, and he
should count himself fortunate to
have chosen it.
Of course, the result is not uni-
formly the same in either case.
The successor of the eminent hor-
ticulturist may strike out a new
path, and by God's Messing
achieve as much as had been
done in former days, and even
more; and in the other case the
tiartlen so sadly neglected may
go from had to worse, till the
owner may even regret the slov-
ens whom he had discharged.
We have seen both cases illus-
trated in churches and ministries.
A young brothei' modestly dar-
ing, has proven to be in God's
hands the equal of him who fell
asleep amid universal regret: and
<rie;tt has been the joy of the peo-
ple and the glory of the Lord.
Alas! wc have also seen gross in-
capacity followed by yet deeper
uselessness, and the new comer
iias gained nothing by the failure
of his predecessor except the
power to do still greater mischief.
Such men are out of place alto-
gether, and remind us of the wit-
tv remark of one who was asked,
'•VVhat do you think of our min-
ister's preaching? - ' "Why. I
think he did much 'better four
years ago." "How can that be?
lie was not a preacher then, but
iker." Just so. That is
meant. lie did much
fur first business is to become
vessels fit for the blaster's use.
This l>eing done by the quicken-
ing ami sanctifying power of the
Holy Spnit, our next endeavor
should be to wait upon the Lord,
saying, "show me what thou
wouldst have me to do." Should
no -work !>c laid upon us imme-
diately, it is ours obediently to
wait; not with our eyes shut, cer-
tainly, hut without that wearing |-
anxiety which is pretty sine to
blunder into a position which it
will ere; long blunder out of. We
are not called upon to break open
doors; but when the open door is
set before us, we should be
prompt to enter, To run before
we are sent may involve our hav-
ing to come back again at a slow-
er and more sorrowful pace; but
to watch for the sound of the go-
ing in the mulberry-trees, ready
at once to bestir ourselves, in the
posture of wisdom and safety.
Our waiting upon God must be
true and real, and not a mere pre-
tence. We must not be looking
out for that which is pleasing, but
for that which is lit. We are
to go where God appoints and
not where we desire. Picking
and choosing with fastidious
haste, according to preconceived
notions of what is due to our no-
ble selves, will end in ignoble
loafing. We have all beard of
the man in the wood who want-
ed a stick, and saw many good
ones, but concluded that if he-
walked on further he would still
see many equally suitable, and
perhaps one better than all; and
so lie hesitated until he came to
the end of the wood, and then
must needs limp all the rest of
the way home for want of a staff.
Vain men have thrown away op-
portunities in the past for which
they would give their eves to- day.
As profligates have lived to
hunger for their former leavings,
so have workers longed for the
humble spheres which afortime
they despised. Some of God's
Jonahs would be glad to go to
Nineveh now if the Lord woidd
but send them. He who once
dreamed that he was an Isaiah
would now lie l ight glad to be an
Amos, but his own pretentious-
ness has shut him out. As —
"There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which, taken at th; flood, leads on to
so in the sublime affairs of life
eternal, in the service of the
Ever-blessed, there is a tide
which bears a man to usefulness,
and this once missed, the man
may lie at his moorings till he
rots away in the very wasteful-
ness of fruitless complaining and
"Whatsoever thy hand findeth
to do, do it with thy might." O
servant of the Lord, 'work for
thy Master in some form or fash-
ion, as best comes to thee! The
first thing that comes to hand
may not he the greatest, but it
may be the fittest to begin upon.
Work with energy and full-
hearted zeal, trusting in the Lord
for present help for the present
burden. Give thyself to this
which God gives thee, and thy
Lord and his people will yte
what thou art doing. If thou
art wrongly in the lowest room,
the Master of the feast will soon
bid thee come up higher. The
church this day needs thorough-
going men as much as ever. Iri
spite of all that is said to the con-
trary, the thorough-going, devo-
ted worker will not long be left
in a corner. The swan does not
remain for life in the duck's nest.
The man shall not wait long for
his hour, though many an hour is
waiting for its man. Enter the
ranks of the Lord's army as a
private; it is the only way to ob-
tain promotion in the heavenly
services. Neither purchase nor
patronage will be found available
in the real warfare of life. Out-
ward ecclesiastiral rank may
seem to come of such outward
help, bat advancement according
to the commission of the King of
kings comes. only of his grace as
the reward of service done, or
hardness borne. The only way
upward in the sight of the. Lord
is to go downward. He who de-
scends to complete self-abnega-
tion has ascended to true honor.
He who makes himself the least
is already the greatest. The low-
liest service, the gentlest forbear-
ance, the tenderest sympathy,
tiie fullest self-sacrifice, the deep-
est humility — these are those
qualifications for "the first three"
which we ought all to cultivate,
for without them a place among
the mightiest will prove a fatal
honor. — Western Recorder
Spurgeon declares that most
rows among dogs come from a
scarcity of bones; and the quarrels
among God's children come
from insufficient gospel feeding.
Christians like other animals,
know when they are well fed,
and it is astonishing how much
Christians will endure when they
have an abundance of strong
gospel meat. He might have
added that when they grow hun-
gry through want of healthy
feeding they are almost sure to
turn upon and devour one anoth-
er. It is a sad sight thus to be-
hold Christians so reduced and
emaciated that they lose their
mutual love and become the de-
stroyers of themselves! And the
sadness is deeply intensified when
we see the shepherd of the flock
among the fighters, adding to the
strife and destruction. And all
this sometimes comes to pass
when there is an unlimited sup-
ply of strengthening food found
in the gospel feast, and when the
sweetest joys of earth come to
the hearts of pastors in dispen-
sing it to the saints of the Lord.
It well/becomes pastors, when
they find divisions among their
people, to ponder earnestly the
question, whether they have not
railed to "feed the sheep," as
Christ gave direction to Peter.
It might change the spirit of an
irate pastor to realize that his
negligence in study and prayer-
ful preparation, and his unfaith-
fulness in administering to the
needs of his people had brought
poverty of soul and war among
his flock. And it might also be
well for belligerent church mem-
bers to stop in their mad pur-
poses and consider the end of
this course, and remember that it
can bring only evil and death.
In our efforts to secure a pas-
tor, our aim and prayer should be
to obtain one who can feed well.
It is not empty declamation, and
pretty curling that we need, but
downright healthy gospel feed-
ing. When a church can secure
such a pastor then we may ex-
pect peace, harmony, true fellow-
ship, growth and genuine pros-
perity in the church. — Central
Jesus says, "Come now," not
"Come when every thing else has
turned out bitten."
Matthew T. Yates, D. D , was
born in Wake county, N. C,
January 8th, 1S19, baptized in
October, 1836, through many
stru<'"des gained an education,
graduated with much honor at
Wake T^orest, 1S46, married Miss
Eliza Moring. of Chathan coun-
ty, N. C, in September fotlowing.
sailed for Shanghai early in 1S47,
and is still there, hoping to rill
out a half century of such work
as few men have been able to do.
Mrs. Yates has been in poor
health for a year or two, and is
just now in this country accom-
panied by their only child, Mrs.
Seaman, and her husband, an
English merchant of Shanghai.
Dr. Yates learned Chinese by
ear rather than by. the books, and
is said to be more fluent in the
Shanghai dialect than any other
foreigner there. He has given
much time and labor tothetrans-
1 luting the Scriptures into the col-
loquial speech of the 30,000.000
who inhabit the province. — For-
eign Mission Journal.
He only is advancing in life
whose heart is getting softer,
whose blood warmer, whose
brain quicker, whose spirit is en-
tering into living peace. — Rnskin.
"Eealta & Heme."
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